Update August 28, 2021
: As with many so many activities we have long enjoyed, 1955 class events last year were sorely disrupted by the isolation and restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again there were no football games or other sports, no Alumni Day and no gathering for Reunions. As of June 30, the end of fiscal year 2020-21, 231 or 55% of classmates had contributed class dues; this was down from the prior years 59%. 20% of classmates also gave to the Class Foundation. Dues were also paid by 30 widows. For a full report, go to Finances
on the Administration page. We begin the current year with 336 active class members. To date, 43 payments have already been received.
Class dues should not be confused with Annual Giving. Dues are deposited in the Class of 1955 bank account and are used strictly for class activities. Donations to Annual Giving go into the University's general fund. Most classmates contribute to both.
Fiscal Year 2021-22 opens with our class bank account at a somewhat meager $11,817.73. Dues enable many class events:
- PAW subscriptions for all classmates and widows.
- Printing and mailing correspondence.
- Alumni Council Dues
- Class awards
- Website - www.Princeton55.org
- Preparation and preliminary expenses for our postponed 65th Reunion
Other events, which are self-supporting and not funded from the class treasury, include The Class of 1955 Foundation, Annual Giving, Princeton AlumniCorps (formerly Princeton Project 55), Fifty Five Fund for Senior Thesis Research, major reunions, receptions, dinners and class trips. We hope to include you in any or all of these activities.
Dues requests are mailed early in September along with the President's letter, again in November and in February. You may pay by check, major credit card or online. Please return your dues card so that we can avoid sending follow up notices to those who have already responded. When the system breaks down and someone gives twice, the duplicate payments are donated to The Class of 1955 Foundation.
Your financial contributions as well as your suggestions for additional activities are most welcome.